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This string consists of sixty-eight agate ball beads, fifteen blue faience ring beads, one faience barrel bead, and seven faience ball beads, strung.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-20. February, 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.) Large ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Small ball bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1759

Medium or Technique

Faience, agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads